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2018 Rhode Island State Fact Sheet


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   Quick Facts:
  • In 2018, there were over 105 thousand businesses in Rhode Island, of which more than 18 thousand were minority-owned firms.

  • Minority-owned firms in Rhode Island employed over 12 thousand people in 2018.

  • Minority-owned firms represented 18.3% of all firms located in the state.

  • The number of minorityowned firms in Rhode Island increased 12.2% between 2017 and 2018.